Meeting Recap: September 20 – Jesse Gothan, City of Sac Public Works – Third Annual EEA Awards

Kathy Wickam, Vice President

Jesse Gothan, City of Sacramento, and Carlos Ramirez, WSP USA Inc, accepting the Project of the Year Award for the Riverfront Reconnection Project.

We kicked off our 2017/2018 year with recognizing the achievements of our members. Two of the local 2017 ACEC-CA Scholarship winners joined us:  Margarita Kovalchuk, CSUS, and Beau Forest, UOP. We awarded five local chapter project awards for engineering excellence:

Best Bikeways and Trails Project to Psomas for Placer County’s Auburn-Folsom Road Class 2 Bike Lane Improvements.

Best Geotechnical Engineering Project to Blackburn Consulting for the City of Sacramento’s Cosumnes River Boulevard Ext. and I-5 Interchange Project.

Paul Gervacio, Psomas, with Debanik Chaudhuri, Shannon & Wilson, accepting the award for the Placer County Auburn-Folsom Rd. Class 2 Bike Lane Improvements.

Best Freeway/Interchange Project to Dokken Engineering for the City of Modesto’s SR-99/Pelandale Avenue Interchange Project.

Best Infill Design Project to Wood Rodgers for the McKinely Village Way Underpass.

Project of the Year to WSP USA Inc for the City of Sacramento’s Riverfront Reconnection Project.

Rosa Griggs, Dokken Engineering, Joy Holt, NV5, Bill Sandu, City of Modesto, Modesto Councilmember Doug Ridenour, Matt Griggs, Dokken Engineering and Charles Covolo, City of Modesto.

Jesse Gothan, City of Sacramento, concluded the evening with a presentation on the current projects being developed in the City and a brief overview of the upcoming RFP’s in the City, including the vision for the Broadway Complete Streets corridor to reduce the number of vehicle lanes to one lane in each direction, provide buffered bike lanes and sidewalk bulb-

outs at the intersections. The RFP is anticipated to be released in October.

Tim Crush, Wood Rodgers, Megan Norris, Riverview Capital Investments, Tom Makris, Wood Rodgers, Morgan Bratt, Parsons, and Jeff Carpenter, Wood Rodgers, accepting the award for the McKinley Village Way Underpass Project.


Jesse also talked about the City of Sacramento’s new initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2027. The RFP for this data driven effort will be released this fall.

Finally, Jesse talked about the Richards I-5 projects, for which the PA/ED RFP will be released Spring 2018 and the on-call list RFP’s which will be released soon.

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